I come from Windows and it is the first time that I will be in Linux. It turns out that in windows there is an Intel application that allows me to modify the brightness, the saturation, the gamma.

The native color of the laptop is quite dull, and I would like to saturate it a bit. But I can not find anything to do it, search a thousand times in google and nothing, the section "color" in elementary settings is useless.

I do not know what else to do.

I put images of the windows application, although they are in Spanish.

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xrandr is what you're looking for. I use it to tweak the gamma of my screen, but you can use it for all sorts of useful things.


  • The truth is that I am new, and the commands do not know how they work well. when I put in the console "xrandr", I get resolutions, but no saturation or gamma. Could you tell me how to modify gamma and saturation?
    – pikota
    Dec 20, 2017 at 15:35
  • I found a guide and I can modify the brightness and gamma with these commands :) $ xrandr --output **** --brightness 1 $ xrandr --output **** --gamma 0.7: 0.7: 0.7 I lack the saturation, if you could tell me how.
    – pikota
    Dec 20, 2017 at 15:45
  • Are the changes permanent or do I have to do something to make them happen?
    – pikota
    Dec 20, 2017 at 15:46
  • in the terminal enter: get-edid this till give you the name of your display. On mine is eDP-1. So an example command to set gamma would be: xrandr --output eDP-1--gamma 0.87:0.87:0.87 keep in mind that eDP-1 is my monitor name. Replace that with whatever is yours. Play with the levels to change the gamma to your liking.
    – pretz
    Dec 20, 2017 at 17:15
  • The problem is that it does not stay saved, it restarts when I turn off the PC. Is there any way to save it?
    – pikota
    Dec 20, 2017 at 17:20

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